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Ancestors of Leila Mae Thurston

      704. Robert Davis3989,3990, born 16083991,3992; died 14 Apr 1688 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA3993,3994. He married 705. Anne Kingman.

      705. Anne Kingman3995,3996, born 1610 in England3997; died 1701 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA3998,3999. She was the daughter of 1410. Henry Kingman and 1411. Joanna Drake.

Notes for Robert Davis:

Will Written 14 Apr 1688, proved 29 Jun 1693, names wife Ann, sons Joseph, Josiah, Robert & Andrew; daughters Deborah Geere, Sarah & Mary Davis, Hannah Dexter.

Proved date also attested by Meredith B. Colket, Jr., FOUNDERS OF EARLY AMERICAN FAMILIES, EMIGRANTS FROM EUROPE, 1607-1657, rev. ed., General Order of Founders & Patriots of America, Cleveland, OH, 1985, p. 90.

More About Robert Davis:
Child: Jan 1644/45, Deborah (from Mary)4000,4001
Emigrated: 24 Apr 1638, "Confidence"4002
Spouse: 1646, (1) Mary4002

  Notes for Anne Kingman:

IGI has birth places for Ann in Frome, Somerset, Eng.; Northleigh, Devon; & Weymouth, Dorset. Dates range from 1624-1639. No one for Henry Kingman & any Drake. For Joanna, I get the above, nothing for Jane.
Children of Robert Davis and Anne Kingman are:
  i.   Mary Davis4003,4004, born May 1648 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4005
  ii.   Andrew Davis4005,4006, born May 1650 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4007
  iii.   John Davis4007,4008, born 1 Mar 1651/52 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4009
  More About John Davis:
Spouse: Ruth Goodspeed, Barnstable?

  iv.   Robert Davis4009,4010, born Aug 1654 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4011
  352 v.   Josiah Davis, born Sep 1656 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; died 1709; married Ann Taylor 25 Jun 1679 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.
  vi.   Hannah Davis4011,4012, born Sep 1658 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4013
  vii.   Sarah Davis4013, born Oct 1660 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4013
  viii.   Mercy Davis4014, born Abt. 1643 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4014
  ix.   Deborah Davis4015, born Jan 1640/41 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4016; died Jan 1735/36 in Enfield, Hartford, CT4016
  More About Deborah Davis:
Burial: 1736, Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4016

  x.   Mary Davis4017, born Jan 1645/46 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4017
  xi.   Sarah Davis4018, born 25 Oct 1656 in Eastham, Barnstable, MA4018; died in Eastham, Barnstable, MA?4018

      706. Richard Taylor4019, born Abt. 1627; died Bef. 13 Dec 16734020. He married 707. Ruth Whelden.

      707. Ruth Whelden4021, born Abt. 1627.
Children of Richard Taylor and Ruth Whelden are:
  i.   Martha Taylor, born 18 Dec 1640 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4022,4023,4024
  ii.   Ruth Taylor, born 29 Jul 1647 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4025; died 1648 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4025
  iii.   Ann Taylor, born 2 Dec 1648 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4026; died 29 Mar 1650 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4027
  iv.   Mary Taylor, born 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4028
  More About Mary Taylor:
Comment: May be same child as Ruth

  v.   Ruth Taylor, born 11 Apr 1649 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4029
  vi.   John Taylor, born Abt. 1652 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4030
  vii.   Elizabeth Taylor, born Abt. 1655; died 4 May 17214031
  viii.   Hannah Taylor, born Abt. 1658 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4032; died 14 May 17434033
  353 ix.   Ann Taylor, born Abt. 1659 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA; married Josiah Davis 25 Jun 1679 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.
  x.   Joseph Taylor, born Abt. 1660 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4034
  xi.   Sarah Taylor, born Abt. 1661 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA prob; died 31 Jul 1695 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA4035

      710. Edward Sturgis4036, born 10 Apr 1642 in Charlestown, Suffolk, MA?; died 8 Nov 1678 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He married 711. Temperance Gorham 1663 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4037.

      711. Temperance Gorham, born 5 May 1646 in Marshfield, Plymouth, MA; died 12 Mar 1714/15 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4038. She was the daughter of 1422. Capt. John Gorham and 1423. Desire Howland.
Children of Edward Sturgis and Temperance Gorham are:
  i.   Samuel Sturgis, born 1665 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA; died 12 Jan 1736/37 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4039
  355 ii.   Desire Sturgis, born 1666 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA; died 29 Mar 1749 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA; married Thomas Dimmock in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA.
  iii.   James Sturgis, born 1668 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA; died 3 Jan 1717/18 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4039
  iv.   Edward Sturgis, born 1673 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4040; died 1 Jun 1738 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA4041

      720. Gov. William Bradford4042, born Abt. Mar 1589/90 in Austerfield, W. Riding, York, Eng.; died 9 May 1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA4043. He was the son of 1440. William Bradford and 1441. Alice Hanson. He married 721. Alice Carpenter 14 Aug 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA4044,4045.

      721. Alice Carpenter4046,4047,4048, born Abt. 3 Aug 1590 in Wrington, Somerset, Eng.; died 26 - 27 Mar 1670 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA4049,4050. She was the daughter of 1442. Alexander Carpenter and 1443. Priscilla Dillen.

Notes for Gov. William Bradford:


We whofe names are underwritten, the: loyal fubjects of our dread fovereigne Lord, King James, by ye grace of God, of Great Britaine, France and Ireland, King, defender of ye faith, etc, having undertaken for ye glory of God and advancement of ye Christian faith, and honour of our King and countrie, a voyage to plant ye firft Colonic in ye Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by thefe prefents folemnly, and mutualy, in ye prefence of God, and of one another, covenant and combine ourfelves togeather into a civil body
politik for our.better ordering and prefervation and furtherance of ye end aforefaid, and by vertue hearof to enacte, conftitute and frame fuch juft and.equal lawes, ordinances, acts, conftitutions and offices from time to time, as shall be thought moft meete and convenient for ye generall good of ye Colonie, unto which we promife all due fubmiffion and obedience. In witnes whereof we have hereunder fubfcribed our names at Cape-Codd ye 11 of November, in ye year of ye raigne of our fovereigne Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, ye eighteenth, and of Scotland ye fiftie-fourth. Ano Dom. 1620.

1. John Carver,      15. Edward Tilley,      29. Degory Priest,
2. William Bradford, 16. John Tilley,      30. Thomas Williams,
3. Edward Winslow, 17. Francis Cooke,      31. Gilbert Winslow,
4. William Brewster, 18. Thomas Rogers 32. Edmund Margeson,
5. Isaac Allerton,      l9. Thomas Tinker,      33. Peter Brown,
6. Myles Standish,      20. John Rigdale,      34. Richard Britteridge,
7. John Alden,      21. Edward Fuller,      35. George Soule,
8. Samuel Fuller,      22. John Turner,      36. Richard Clarke,
9. Christopher Martin. 23. Francis Eaton,      37. Richard Gardiner,
10. William Mullins, 24. James Chi1ton,      38. John Allerton,
11. William White,      25. John Crackhorn      39. Thomas English,
12. Richard Warren, 26. John Bi11ington,      40. Edward Dotey,
13. John Howland,      27. Moses Fletcher,      41. Edward Lister,
14. Stephen Hopkins, 28. John Goodman,

The Reverend Cotton Mather in an epitah said of him " . . . At length he fell into an Indisposition of Body, which rendred him unhealthy for a whole Winter; and as the Spring advanced, his Health yet more declined; yet he felt himself not what he counted Sick, till one Day; in the Night after which, the God of Heaven so fill'd his Mind with Ineffable Consolations, that he seemed little short of Paul, rapt up unto the Unutterable Entertainments of Paradise. The next Morning he told his Friends, That the good Spirit of God had given him a Pledge of his Happiness in another World, and the First-fruits of his Eternal Glory: And on the Day following he died, May 9 . 1657. in the 68th Year of his Age. Lamented by all the Colonies of New England, as a Common Blessing and Father to them all. . ."

      "The last Will and Testament Nunckupative of Mr. William Bradford Sr.: Deceased May the Ninth 1657 and exhibited to the court held att Plymouth Jive 3 1657.
      Mr. William Bradford Sr.: being weake in body but in prfect memory haveing Defered the forming of his Will in hopes of haveing the healp of Mr. Thomas Prence therin; feeling himselfe very weake and drawing on to the conclusion of his mortall life spake as followeth; I could hav Desired abler then myselfe in the Desposing of that I have; how my estate is none knowes better then youerselfe, said hoe to Lieftenant Southworth; I have Desposed to John and Willam alreddy their proportions of land which they are possessed of;
      My Will is that what I stand Ingaged to prforme to my Children and others may bee made good out of my estate that my Name Suffer not;
      ffurther my Will is that my son Josepth bee made in some sort equall to his brethern out of my estate;
      My further Will is that my Deare & loveing wife Allice Bradford shalbee the sole Exequitrix of my estate; and for her future maintainance my Will is that my Stocke in the Kennebecke Trad bee reserved for her Comfortable Subsistence as farr as it will extend and soe further in any such way as may bee Judged best for her;
      I further request and appoint my welbeloved Christian ffrinds Mr Thomas Prence, Captaine Thomas Willett and Lieftenant Thomas Southworth to bee the Suppervissors for the Desposing of my estate according to the p wises Confiding much in theire faithfulnes
      I comend unto youer Wisdome and Descretions some smale bookes written by my owne hand to bee Improved as you shall see meet; In speciall I commend to you a little booke with a blacke cover wherin there is a word to Plymouth, a word to Boston and a word to New England with sundry usefull verses;
      These pticulars were expressed by the said Willam Bradford Gov r the 9th of May 1657 in the p sence of us Thomas Cushman, Thomas Southworth, Nathaniel Morton; whoe were Deposed before the court held att Plymouth the 3 of June 1657 to the truth of the abovesaid Will that it is the last Will and Testament of the abovesaid Mr. Willam Bradford Sr."

      William Bradford left an extensive estate which included many books.

More About Gov. William Bradford:
Christened: 19 Mar 1588/89, Austerfield, York, Eng.4051,4052,4053
Will Proved: 3 Jun 1657, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA4053

  Notes for Alice Carpenter:

BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTH by Bradford Smith 1951, p.267:
"In 1637, both of Alice's sons were married--Constant to Elizabeth Collier, daughter of one of two London adventurers who had settled in Plymouth, and Thomas to Elizabeth Reynor, the pastor's daughter. As Collier's other daughters married Love Brewster and Thomas Prence (whose first wife, Patience Brewster, had died in 1634), most of the leading families were now interconnected. Both of the Southworth boys went on to become leaders in the colony--Constant as a deputy from Duxbury, colony treasurer (1659-1679) and assistant overnor (1670-1678), Thomas as deputy from Plymouth (1651), assistant governor (1652-1653, 1657-1669) and commissioner of the New England Confederacy."

SAINTS AND STRANGERS by William F. Willison, 1945, p.124-6:
The Saints on board ANNE numbered thirty-two, almost as many as on the MAYFLOWER. There was another member of the Scrooby congregation aboard--the last ever to reach Plymouth--the prosperous merchant, George Morton, "a pious gracious servante of God," who had brought his wife, four children, a nephew and his wife's sister, Mrs. Alice SOUTHWORTH, widow of Cushman's friend, Edward SOUTHWORTH, the silk worker. Alice had come at Bradford's invitation, it would seem, for they were almost immediately married.

William Bradford was the richest man in the colony at his death, leaving a large estate. He had prospered both as a farmer and as an enterprising trader. The estate was left in varying proportions to his wife Alice, 'a blessed mother in Israell,' who survived him thirteen years; to their daughter Mercy and their two sons, William and Joseph; to Bradford's two stepsons, Thomas and Constant Southworth; to his former ward, Thomas Cushman, now ruling elder in Brewster's stead; and to his son John, only child by his first wife Dorothy May.

For her endless round of duties in the kitchen, scullery and nursery, no "book larnin" was required, and only an occasional woman--Alice Bradford and Bridget Fuller were exceptions--could read and write. Of the younger women born at Plymouth, all seem to have been illiterate. When called upon to sign a deed, the daughters of Nathaniel Morton, secretary of the Old Colony (the grandchildren of Alice's sister Juliana) could do no more than make their mark. Even "ye wretched boys" were taught little more than the three R's with some proper homilies from the Bible.

(after 1885) and more elaborate monuments began to appear on Burial Hill, erected in memory of Forefathers whose graves had been lost--one to Mrs. Alice Bradford, "a godly matron," and two of her sons, Major William and Joseph Bradford...William Bradford's long-lost manuscript, "OF PLIMOTH PLANTATION," which had vanished almost a century before, was found. Upon his death, it "was gifen to his son, Major William Bradford and by him to his son mager John Bradford, rit by me Samuel Bradford, Mach 20, 1705."

p.464: Though the birthplace of the SOUTHWORTHs has not been conclusively established, W. H. Burgess suggests the probability that they came from Sturton le Steeple, finding an Edward Southworth there who was about Robinson's age. Jane Southworth, who fled Gainsborough with John Smyth, was doubtless a sister. The Carpenter family in which Edward found a wife (subsequently the second Mrs. Bradford) had early joined the church at Amsterdam, coming from the West of England, probably with the Reverend Thomas White in 1604, so that the company at the Green Gate represented all of the warring groups among the Ancient Brethren.

CARPENTER MEMORIAL-OUR FAMILY 1303-1638-1898 by Amos B. Carpenter, 1898, West Waterford, VT.
SAINTS AND STRANGERS by George Willison 1945

The will of Allis Bradford Sr. of Plymouth, widow, dated 29 Dec. 1669, exhibited 7 June 1670, asks to be "Intered as neare unto my Deceased husband, Mr. Willam Bradford as Conveniently may be." It makes bequests to her sister Mary Carpenter; son Constant Southworth; son Joseph Bradford; son Capt. William Bradford; honored friend Mr. Thomas Prence; grandchild Elizabeth Howland, daughter of son Thomas Southworth deceased for the benefit of her son James Howland; servant maid Mary Smith. Alice Bradford also left an extensive estate, including books. References: MD 2:228-234 (will); 3:144-9(will Alice)

Alice, (bpt. Joan) b. abt 1590, m. Leyden, Holland, May 28, 1613, Edward Southworth, say weaver (silk worker), who was in Leyden as early as 1610. She emigrated to Plymouth on the "Anne" 1623, & m., 2nd, August or September, Gov. William Bradford. She brought her two sons, Constant & Thomas with her. The tradition is that when a young man, William Bradford had paid his addresses to Alice & was favorably received by her, but on account of his inferiority in rank, was opposed by her parents. After she lost her husband, William Bradford wrote, "I am not that Bill Bradford I once was. I am now governor of the Colony, a widower." She d. at Plymouth 5 April 1670 & was buried beside her husband.

More About Alice Carpenter:
Christened: 3 Aug 1590, Wrington, Somerset, Eng.4053
Immigration: 1623, Plymouth on "Anne"4054
Will Proved: 7 Jun 1670, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA4055
Children of William Bradford and Alice Carpenter are:
  360 i.   Major William Bradford, born 17 Jun 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; died 20 Feb 1703/04 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA (1703); married (1) Alice Richards 28 Jan 1649/50 in Plymouth, Massachusetts; married (2) Mary Fitch 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; married (3) Mary Atwood 1677 in Massachusetts.
  ii.   Mercy Bradford4056, born Bef. May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA4057; died Bef. 9 May 16574058
  More About Mercy Bradford:
Children: none4059
Spouse: 21 Dec 1648, Benjamin Vermayes4060,4061,4062

  364 iii.   Joseph Bradford, born May 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; died 10 Jul 1715 in Kingston, Plymouth, MA; married Jael Hobart 25 May 1664 in Jones River, Hingham, Plymouth, MA.

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